Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

Posted February 20, 2020 by meezcarrie in giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, Rebecca Connolly, romance / 9 Comments

London League #5

GENRE: Historical Regency Romance/Intrigue
PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2020
PAGES: 281

Gone, but not forgotten…

Alex Sommerville should have been dead. To the world, he had been dead for almost five years, and with him, the secrets he had carried as Trace, the most elusive member of the London League. When a chance to escape finally comes, Alex finds just enough life left in him to take it, and races off to return to the woman he loves.

…Back, but at what cost?

The last person Poppy Edgewood ever expected to see suddenly falls into her life again – literally. Alex is a shell of the man he once was, and on the brink of the death she thought him already lost to. What answers will he have for her when he recovers, and can she even bear to hear them?

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I started reading the London League series with book 3, but it’s easy to fall for all the spies who make up the league, even if I didn’t read their stories yet. They take their jobs very seriously but they don’t always take themselves too seriously which makes for some delightful brotherly-type banter between them. Even in this last installment, Fall From Trace, with all the emotion involving Alex’s sudden return from the dead, that banter is still front and center. The affection behind it adds to their obvious respect for each other and makes the League some of my favorite band of heroes.

The questions surrounding Trace’s death from previous books – namely, is he dead or isn’t he? – are answered on the first page and so begins what quickly became my favorite book of this series. It’s emotional to process the intense and brutal torture that Alex (aka Trace) has been through in the past 5 years – both in what is revealed and what is implied. There’s no way he can go back to being the same person he was before… and neither can Poppy go back to being the same person she was. Watching them reconnect while trying to balance who they were with who they are now … and the old feelings that haven’t lost their intensity … adds dimension to this plot and keeps you turning the pages to see how it will all turn out.

Bottom Line: Well-drawn characters, an emotionally complex plot, and delightful banter make Fall From Trace the perfect finale to the London League series. It’s best to have read the other books first but it’s not completely necessary to still enjoy this last installment. Connolly gets better with every book, and this is her best yet!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I purchased for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / love it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that there are a few mild curse words scattered throughout this novel.

Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.


(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon GC + an ecopy of Falling for Trace.

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9 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

  1. Alicia Haney

    This book sounds like a pretty mysterious book, it seems like a lot of questions need to be answered. Thank you for sharing about this book.


    I don’t know what I would do if someone I thought dead for several years suddenly re-enters my life. Especially if I had loved him/her. I sure would like to find out how Poppy handles it.

  3. Judi Imperato

    I would love to read this whole series. I enjoy reading these regencies that are clean and have spies in them. There is always a lot of adventure in these books.

  4. Haley Resseguie

    I have enjoyed this entire series, but Fall From Trace was probably my favorite. I love the witty banter between the guys and between the hero and heroine in each book. It was so nice to have questions answered about Alex and where he had been and to actually get Poppy’s view on all of it. You can read each of these books as a stand alone but it makes them infinitely better to read them all in order!

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